2006 Toyota Tundra 4x2 Regular Cab
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Another “basic” truck from Toyota; this one a full-size, half-ton vehicle. We say “basic” because trucks like this are built with work in mind, rather than recreation. Rubber floor mats are durable, easily cleaned and inexpensively replaced; box height is low enough to lift heavy objects into, without having to drop them; cabin has a bench seat, and no extension for occasional rear seat passengers (some makers don’t make a cab like this anymore!). The Tundra is solidly built but drives smoothly, and its big box is a match for most applications. The tailgate drops with a thunk, the doors slam with a thud, the engine is quiet and the five-speed automatic transmission is good for fuel economy on the highway. Unladen, and for a truck, it’s also stupidly fast from 0-100 km/h.


Technical Data: 2006 Toyota Tundra 4×2 Regular Cab

Base price $26,010
Options None (see toyota.ca for more details)
Freight $1,390
A/C tax $100
Price as tested $27,500
Engine 4.0 L V6
Horsepower 236 @ 5200 rpm
Torque 266 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Axle ratio 3.769
Transfer case N/A
Tires P245/70R16, all season radials
Curb weight 1751 kg (3861 lbs)
GVWR 2495 kg (5500 lbs)

Payload capacity 708 kg (1560 lbs)
Max. trailer weight 2358 kg (5200 lbs)
Wheelbase 3260 mm (128.3 in.)
Length 5525 mm (217.5 in.)
Width 1910 mm (75.2 in.)
Height 1795 mm (70.7 in.)

Box length 2494 mm (96.2 in.)
Box width between wheel housings N/A
Rear load height N/A
Minimum ground clearance 255 mm (10.0 in.)
Fuel consumption City: 12.7 L/100 km (22 mpg Imperial)
  Hwy: 9.7 L/100 km (29 mpg Imperial)

Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 years/60,000 km
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/100,000 km
Assembly location Princeton, Indiana

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